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FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 12:00am PST
a sign that the u.s. government can't pay its own bills, it's a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless fiscal policies. leadership means that the buck stops here. instead, washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today on the backs of our children and grandchildren, therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. in 2008, candidate obama blamed president bush and called the growing debt unpatriotic. >> number 43 added 4 trillion dollars by his lonesome so that we now have over 9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back, $30,000 for every man, woman and child, that's irresponsible. it's unpatriotic. >> mike: unpatriotic. 9 trillion dollars in debt 2008. we're 16 1/2 trillion dollars in debt today. all right. joining me now, former house speaker newt gingrich. mr. speaker, great having you with me tonight. [applause] >> good to be with you, governor. i must say that was a terrific lead-in and one i kind of wish the president had seen. >> mike: well, i wan
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 8:30am PST
problem. there is no question that the government wastes a lot of money. people are upset every time they hear of a tax increase . people right now should know that the government spent hundreds of billions wasted on war. try to give them more and the issue of waste is a huge issue . it needs to be -- >> the good congressman said they waste a lot of money in dc but give them more because they need it. >> that's the problem. in the state of california. two percent of the top earners may paying half of the state taxes. half of california is paying no taxes at all . they are griping about the raise in taxes the most. jerry brown is cheering on mediocritty and chase guys like phil mickleson. when you chase those top earners out of the state. they are no longer buying . the cost of raising taxes is a killer on the state that bankrupt. >> good choice. >> anybody remember that we have a big old national debt and the feds just crossed three trillion. no one knows how to balance a checkbook in washington d.c.. i am so sick and tired of them taking more of my money and barely make it on a
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 9:00pm PST
edition of hannity. now for the next hour we are going to be taking a look at the bills of government in washington, d.c. and how it is making a lot of people very rich with your hard-earned money. we spent author peter sweitzer to our nation's capitol to take us inside america's biggest boom town. take a look. >> washington, d.c., the nation's capitol. the seat of federal power. increasingly a town that is is very rich. the local native american named the river platomic which means where goods are offloaded or where tribute is paid. today that tribute comes in the form of trillions of dollars of taxpayer money that floods into this city every year. well one out of every six americans worries about where their next meal is coming from, washington, d.c. has the highest rate of fine wine consumption in the united states. while one out of four americans has a mortgage that is under water seven of the 10 wealthiest counties in the united states are counties around this region washington, d.c. now has the highest per capita income in the entire united states. they just passed silicone valley.
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 6:00pm PST
a look at the business of government in washington, d.c. and how it is making a lot of people very rich with your hard earned money. we spent author peter switzer to our nation's capital to take us inside this new american boom town. take a look. >> today the tribute comes in the form of trillions of dollars of tax payer money that floods into this city every year. >> while one out of every 6 americans worries about where their next meal is coming from, washington, d.c. has the highest rate of fine wine consumption in the united states. while one out of four americans has a mortgage that is under water, seven of the ten wealthiest counties in the united states are counties around this region. washington, d.c. now has the highest per capita income in the entire united states. they just passed silicone valley. >> you are going to discover that washington, d.c., a town that used to be a town of sleepy bureaucrats is now a town of moz ratty deal moz rot at this deal fine wine luxurious homes and luxurious shops. it's a washington, d.c. a lot of people never see when they take their tou
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 9:00pm PST
balance between a government ruled by a mob. then, talked about the government we won, which is infrom a structure, education, regulation, then recognize government can't solve all of the problems. i thought that is reaching out, to the tea party right rejectionists. >> we saw in pennsylvania there is so much of the willingness to rig the election. they know they're heading into trouble and it's almost like lebanon. you know? and when i see them doing it, we're never going to be popular again so, we're going to have to rig it so gettysburg address, obama. republicans are going to have to steal elections? that is how bad nbc has gotten that. is their coverage. >> a couple points about this quote, unquote news network. on the gettysburg address, chris matthews has it exactly wrong. just the opposite. gettiesberg address was an attempt at healing the nation's wounds at the end of the civil war. obama's speech, yesterday, was a left wing declaration of war against conservative movement. so it was the opposite. as for the rigging charge this is classic msnbc. going back to 2004 with keith one
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 8:00pm PST
raising america's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure, it's a sign that the u.s. government can't pay its own bills, it's a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless fiscal policies. leadership means that the buck stops here. instead, washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today on the backs of our children and grandchildren, therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. in 2008, candidate obama blamed president bush and called the growing debt unpatriotic. >> number 43 added 4 trillion dollars by his lonesome so that we now have over 9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back, $30,000 for every man, woman and child, that's irresponsible. it's unpatriotic. >> mike: unpatriotic. 9 trillion dollars in debt 2008. we're 16 1/2 trillion dollars in debt today. all right. joining me now, former house speaker newt gingrich. mr. speaker, great having you with me tonight. [applause] >> good to be with you, governor. i must say that was a terrific lead-in
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am PST
, finally, maybe, a little tamp down on government overreach, you know, in obama's inauguration speech, it was all about growing government even bigger than it already is. and the problem is, when government grows, the private sector suffers. and if you say, well, who cares where the money goes, the problem is government growth is always less inefficient than private sector growth and this is one step toward hopefully allowing the private sector to grow, tamping down on unions which i think have hurt many, many, many industries, despite the higher wages. in the union you have higher wages until you lose your job, and i think this is a step forward, this is progress, what needs to be done. >> brenda: you know, jonas, toby brought up a good point. which is that union membership has been declining for decades, record lows right now. so, what difference does all of this make? the unions don't have as much power. does this make all that much difference to jobs? >> i'll go off what the guest just said. if this were true the unemployment rate wouldn't be so high right now. the union rates the
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
years. i think the only outcome that is foreseeable here if the government doesn't get its act together the military will step in aontrol. this is radical islamized party that gained boyer in egypt. it is a pattern for what i'm afraid we'll see across the entire region. bill: challenges to come. thank you, john bolton, mr. ambassador, thank you. >> thank you. bill: 19 past here's martha. martha: a republican governor's new plan that could return money to the wallets of taxpayers. we'll tell you where that's happening. bill: the president's new immigration idea could impact a bipartisan effort already underway in the senate. what about that? florida senator, marco rubio on his view. you will hear it. >> i think it's a good moment to remind people and the country that the vast majority of conservatives favor legal immigration. we don't have a legal immigration system that works right now. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle. a body at rest
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
, however, the government could default on its obligations within weeks so watch that story. martha: well, this is an interesting one. pro golfer, phil mickelson, doing a little bit of backpedaling today saying he regrets the public comments he made on the issue of his taxes in california. mickelson said he may move out when he made the original comments, of the state, because all taxes combined end up to more than 60% tax rate. now he is telling fox news contributor jim gray, quote, finances and taxes are a personal matter and i should not have made a opinions of, on them public. i apologize to those who i have upset or insulted and i assure you i intend not to let it happen again. why would he feel the need to do that? stuart varney, joins me, anchor of "varney & company" on the fox business network. stuart, this is an interesting one. >> it really is. the left beat up on phil mickelson big-time because he complained about all the tax money he has now got to pay. specifically you had, basically the left is saying this. hey, you. you make a lot of money. pay up and shut up. listen
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 8:00pm PST
. >> his speech was a declaration. the era of big government is back. >> bill: liberals all over the country is overjoyed that obama is going to continue the spending on social justice. why does the left not see the economic danger though. charles krauthammer and george stephanopoulos will weigh in. >> good people stayed in their houses and didn't speak up when there was carnage in the streets and total violation of the fund mental rights of african-americans as they marched in selma. >> bill: tom brokaw comparing the gun control debate to civil rights. is that right? we'll debate that. >> tell bill i said hey. >> are you going to come on the show one of these days? >> sure. i have been invited? >> you have. >> bill: jesse watters confronting collin powell at the inaugurations even as the general echos another white house opinion. watters world tonight. >> o'reilly, i have been on a couple of his lists. [ laughter ] >> bill: caution, you where to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. bill o'reilly and libe
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 8:00am PST
last year. leaders are blaming it on government spending cuts and stories like this. bus tires are slashhed and disabled kids are stranded in the middle of the union driver strike should unions be blaming themselves? i am dave asbin. welcome to forbes on fox. steve, and elizabeth and rick and mike and bill. steve, who do unions have to blame for >> the public sector salaries are unaffordable . private sector, people are find figure you want real growth, you can't be strangle in the work rules. in chicago, unions made a few concessions because conventions are saying we'll not come and can't get anything done. >> there is a sense that the unions care more about the political power than jobs. look at what happened to boeing 747 and twinkies . american airlines. they went bankrupt. >> i will not deny that unions haven't played a roll in shooting themselves in the foot. they did to some deagree. you do find that 50 percent of it was due to anticollective bargaining agreements that we are seeing in the states . right to work legislation . these things are taking a toll. we are seeing the
FOX News
Jan 23, 2013 1:00pm PST
steven would knew more about libya than our government did not see a direct threat of an attack of this scale despite the trend of security problems we faced. i have to add, neither did the intelligence community. the a.r.b. makes that very clear that the intelligence community also did thought really zero in on the connection between the deteriorating threat environment in eastern libya and benghazi and a direct threat on our compound. we have work to do, to take in the information, making sure it gets to the right people and it isn't somehow stovepiped or stalled. that it does rise to decision-makers. i am committed to improving every way i can on what a.r.b. toll us to do on assessing our intelligence. i predict we will see all kind of threats not just to our government facilities but to private sector-facilities. in tunisia, although we protected our embassy, our school was badly damaged. we have to take a broader view. the a.r.b. gives us a start. it is not the whole story. >> thank you secretary clinton for yourto securing america's place in the world the past four years. and your
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 10:00am PST
rights as one of government controls where they don't be long. your thoughts? >> there was a piece in the new york times by liberal texas novel vis who says the same thing. he worries after a hurricane it was jam packed he thought people were getting prime mal. he thought it was right to have a gun during that situation. i think david mamet's suggestion since the president has protection he as a silian is the -- civilian is similarly due to have a gun. clearly the president, all kinds of presidents and their children have protection because they are the focus of politics. that doesn't mean you and i can walk around lake that. >> i am sorry juan god bless you. the president and his family are due to the protection and we have the rights. we the rights because we got them because of the constitution. the constitution is there for government including the president to depefend our constitutional rights. i think what he is suggesting is right. it's hypocritical for a president of the united states who will enjoy lifetime secret service protection something relatively new it used to end af
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 12:00am PST
it's an ode to big government and you pointed out in the list, gun control, gay marriage, global warming, he not only wants to lock in every liberal agenda item, but advance it further. will he be successful? second term are notoriously not successful. >> let's add global climate warming on her, climate change. we've already passed this through the congress. it's done. is congress going to pass it? is congress going to tell the states, no, you can't put that past voter i.d. laws? only in it's bipartisan doesn't require amnesty and citizenship. gun control passed, no. i think the president was basically declaring his administration is no longer substantive achievement. it's make the democratic party and making the republicans look more extreme. taking their strength to pass positive items that pile up over in the senate never to be really considered, but give them an agenda, a view that says to the american people he's over there worried about gun control. we're worried about getting jobs. he's over there worried about trying to get gay marriage. we want prosperity for your family
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm PST
. netanyahu got 31 seats, you need 60-plus one, meaning 61 to form a government. mr. netanyahu in his usual groups of friends got many less than they were expected to. the exit polls put them at 61 seats, which makes you a very weak prime minister. now begins the horse trading, over the next coming week, we will see mr. netanyahu make a lot of tough choices. he promised the nationalistic party he won't make a peace deal with the palestinians, that loses the center left. does he promise the religious parties that he won't make members of the ultrareligious go to the military? that will hurt him with the center left who, want tax cuts and the help to the religious go down. when you have a narrow margin as a prime minister, historically, here, it means you are wake and not able to do anything significant in the knesset and we will be back to early elections, mr. netanyahu had had a very stable government. but like the united states, neil, israel is rocked by some severe economic problems here. there was a $10 billion budget deficit that was much more than expected. that has become a
FOX News
Jan 23, 2013 9:00pm PST
government and the president, and what's the rational decision, charlene lamb said they were watching it at the state department in real-time. >> i didn't get an adequate explanation and the question, if we have the battleships and air ships, if they're in germany. is that close enough to the middle east, should they be in italy, in north africa, should there be a military presence in libya if we have an embassy there? a lot of questions that were not fully answered a lot of questions that were incompletely answered and ultimately i think the biggest problem they tried to treat the embassy in libya like you would the embassy in paris and tried to say they're the same thing and they're not. one is in a war zone and should have been treated differently. i'm still fearful that in the future we could have another problem in libya or if syria gets a new government are we going to do the same thing and send an embassy to a new government in syria without adequate military protection, that's what i'm concerned about. >> sean: will the he me go to because now it's the question of afterwards. now, i
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
government should not intrude on private family matters and women should be free to make their own choices about their bodies and healthcare. >> bret: thank you. what are your thoughts on roe v. wade anniversary? let me know on twitter. follow me. @bretbaier. deep freeze hit the midwest. waves of arctic air sweeping the region, causing schools to shut down. frigid temperatures expected to play a role in three deaths so far. some of the oldest areas registered get this, 36-degrees below zero. politics was everywhere during the inauguration. even in the music. we'll explain. even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've been buying ragu for years. [ thinking ] i wonderhat other questionable choices i've made? [ club scene music ] [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. [ sigh of relief ] excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pret
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 12:00am PST
. that's disgusting. >> the surgeon said to me it would be good for the government financially to pay for gastric bypasses and they would still be ahead because of so much work we have to do with the obese. he didn't even know how to stitch them up. he would cut them open and then the fat wouldn't adhere. this is the problem we are facing, this wall of lard, the tsunami of fatness. that is an economic problem that comes down to math. with smokers, cut the crap. there is no such thing as secondhand smoke. smoking is not hurting you. it is like motorcyclists not wearing a helmet. we spent so much fixing their brains. no you don't. they are dead. smoking is not an issue. but obese people we are already paying for them. it sounds crazy and as somebody who hates the government i have to admit i feel sick saying this, but maybe we should -- >> disgusting. >> we are already paying for them. we are shutting down hospitals with their huge bodies! >> remi, they quoted a number of of -- this is what blew my mind. ethisists raise ethical questions, but why do they raise the ones about killing
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST
been standard over the years on behalf of the federal government and i don't want to get ahead of that process. you know when the state department has something to move forward on we'll obviously address that issue when it does. bill: the governor of nebraska has a big say in this. that is dave heineman. he is with me live now. governor, good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: give us an idea how the new route has changed things. >> well it has changed a lot in my state because that was the key issue, the route going over the environmentally sensitive sand hills area. transcanada agreed to move it around that. we had four informational hearings. they moved it further after that. made those adjustments. i just received three weeks ago a 2000 page document. i reviewed it in detail. if you look at the our ability to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, it does that. the economically it is good news for our country and our state in terms of jobs. and the environmental impact stated in the report, it would be minimal. so i approved the route. let me just add one thing to help you
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 2:00pm PST
that not all immigrants are like my dad. depensy is a huge issue. may not take government assistance but they will be funneled in the obamacare exchanges, maybe on the food stamps. this is a political method of the left. >> dana: i am not as worried. they work hard and want to come to america to feed they're families. the number of people who are going to college, first generation college students. i think the ones that come here just for dependency sakebe is a pretty small number. not that we should allow them. what is interesting on the border security point. president obama and chris matthews will say this is a false issue. in white house fact sheet, the first bullet point that the white house makes and the first one that president obama says continuing to strengthen the border security. if i could make a final point, i think that republicans and also democrats should stop thinking about this in terms of politics. good policy is good politics. i don't think republicans should worry about who will vote for them in years coming because of something they do today. they sho
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 8:00am PST
we have come out of that. obama inherited that. but he talked about bridging that and governing in a way to bring right and left together. i happening the number-1 failure of president obama is not the economy. it's his failure to find a way to bring us all together. >> eric: chris, what about that? >> well, i think it's easy to put it on president obammasm the fact is, this has been building and arguably building for years. the division that we have between the parties. the issues are difficult. the solutions are more complex. it is not easy to find that compromise. it is easy to say that it's president obama's fault. i heard that from the previous president. but the reality is, you cannot dance with someone if they keep saying no. when you have a republican party that is divided amongst itself, in terms of where the country should go, how do you find that common ground that basically unites the country? it's extremely difficult. >> eric: how do we find that common ground? do you think it's possible with the horrible debt, $16.5 and counting trillion. and they said, okay, we are g
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 1:00pm PST
federal government where the dollars are not spent wisely. we ought to treat it as other people's money because it is the money earned bit taxpayers and we have an obligation to make sure that we don't continue the wasteful ways of washington. we intend in the house of representatives to promote an agenda that allows for getting spending under control, not just in the health care area but in many other arenas, where even the gao has pointed out again and again there is a lot of room for improvement to rid the system of waste, fraud, and abuse. >>neil: do you think as the president makes his way to the reviewing stand, he is feet from us, literally, from where i am, before he moves to the review youing stand, do you think he is seizing on what he thinks is the advantage over congress and your popularity, collectively, republicans, sir, and he will get his way because you guys have not found yours. what do you say? >> listen, we are in the majority in the house of representatives because the voters of our district sent to us do the job to reinstill a common sense approach into the spendin
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
federal government cannot provide for 320 million people. and the dangerous p danger is is that mr. obama's persistent attempts to do that to redistribute prosperity will bankrupt the nation, causing pain to everyone and making it impossible for poorly educated or kiss advantaged whom he sighted to make a living. the president's address was not an urgent call to reform entitlements, provide oversight on economic abuse or even stimulate the economy. none of that was on display. so it is quite clear that the president is willing to go down in history as a crusader for social justice no matter what happens to the economic fabric of the country. he does not want to cut government spending. he does not want to reform entitlements that are now directly threatening the american treasury. unless there is a radical change in the president's thinking, few problems will be solved over the next four years. we'll simply get more of the same. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. we begin our coverage of the inauguration by going down to washington and bringing in fox news senior p
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 1:00pm PST
have to stay united. we have to show that if given the chance we can govern. >> molly henneberg is live in washington with more. >> trying to buoy his fellow conservatives. paul ryan said republicans and conservatives will need prudence to deal with president obama's second term. showing voters what the president's agenda looks like wasn't implemented. >> in the president's first term we argued against big government in theory. huz second term we will be arguing against big government in practice. it is no longer a 2,000 page bill now it is 13,000 pages of regulations and it is growing. it is being implemented. the law will restrict our ability to use flexible spending accounts. it will raise taxes on life saving medical devices. >> congressman ryan possibly a presidential contender in 2016 says republicans should be prepared for the president to try to quote de legitimize them. but he urged them to quote be smart. >> if we want to promote conservativism we need to use every tool at our disposal. sometimes we have to jeekt the president's proposal. that time might come more than once. s
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 1:00pm PST
nonunion wages and this is an alliance between the government and corporations to demonize the labor unions, starting in the 60s if of -- with union busting and now the state level, 24 states passing right-to-work laws where people are paid yes. yes, there is slight job growth but these are not living wage. so who has the broken business model? >> who has the jobs. >> carolyn, there's a reason why in right-to-work states people are paid -- what did you say 2-30% less than union workers? >> you no what dells excuse me, carolyn, didn't interrupt you. >> you just laughed during my segment. >> i didn't. because what you're saying is outlandish, when we have historic unemployment, and in right-to-work states, there are more jobs and a better quality of living because we don't have these these artificially inflated health benefits. >> who caused this unemployment? that was the financial sector tanking economy. >> when is president obama going to take responsibility for this economy. let's to -- >> what happened in 2007 when he was in the senate -- >> i want to go back to hostess. neil, hos
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 10:00pm PST
, the maximum the government can have? >> you're asking me for a number. if you're doing better than your secretary and the secretary-- >> maximum? >> they should pay their fair share. >> sean: give me a fair share number. >> i like a flat tax. >> sean: between state, local, federal and isn't it sad people are thinking of moving states? and some people might leave the country, that's sad. >> only people with options can do that and we're losing track of that. >> sean: when those people leave, guess who is going to pay? the people who are left. >> yeah, and the states are being dug into the ground with all of these. >> sean: and we've got to run, but we expect momentarily that vice-president biden will be addressing the troops on this inauguration night. congratulations to the president, first lady for their second term and great ing we have left. greta is next to go "on the record" and we'll see you tomorrow night. >> greta: tonight, it's blistering, it isn't so much what was said, but who said it. is the cbs news political director and telling president obama to pulverize and destro
FOX News
Jan 23, 2013 12:00pm PST
realize that would be gratis, you would not be on the government payroll and do the hearing i would like to have which is getting your input on the bigger issues of foreign policy. ultimately the security of our diplomats depends on the host country. this all a discussion about well, there might have been five security people on the ground, if only there was more funding or deployment, or this cable or that cable maybe there would be eight or nine security people on the ground which might have led to more protection or might have led to more casualties. in washington, the decision was made to provide well more than 16 security people to libya and nobody that i know in washington, dc, was involved in the issue of how many of those were in benghazi going with the ambassador or there in advance. the decision that all 16 weren't with him was a decision you cannot blame either political party or anyone in washington. ultimately, all we can have in our embassies is enough to keep off a militant attack for a few hours and after that if the host country doesn't come to a rescue it doesn't m
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 12:00pm PST
branchs of government. i believe he thinks he's the king. >> you talk about your father bringing you to these inaugurations which is sort of unusual. you were not in politics. you had a real job. you were a doctor. now that you are in the senate is there an imperial attitude of we know best and we are going to fix it all? >> i think the imperial attitude is coming out of the obama white house. you saw this last week he came out with 23 executive orders related to guns and issues there. so i think we are going to continue to see this president over reach and do things that he wasn't able to do legislatively. >> this idea of executive orders does seem extraordinary. paul bagoalo working for president clinton stroke of the pen law of the land kind of cool. >> this is a president that i think has gone way beyond that in terms of the number of regulations that have come out under this administration in what are called significant regulations which have an impact of over $100 million. those are the things hurting our economy making it harder to get people back to work and making it harder for
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
government. the north last month successfully launched a satellite that put it into orbit. it was a test of technology that could one day deliver a nuclear warhead capable of hitting targets as far as away as the u.s. north korea's top governing the body, the national defense commission, warned today of another test coming of a higher level they say. and their declaration in part says a new phase of the anti-u.s. struggle that has lasted century after century will target against the u.s., the sworn enemy of the core reason people. setting the u.s. requires force not words as jungle law as the rule of its survival. reference to higher level nuclear test most likely refers to a device made from highly-enriched uranium which is easier to miniaturize and mount as a warhead, martha. martha: very strong words, steve. so what is the u.s. reaction to all this? >> reporter: so far no reaction from the state department or the u.s.. the u.s. envoy was in seoul and held a news conference and he told reporters this. quote, whether north korea tests or not it is up to north korea. we hope they do
FOX News
Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
to build new governments from what often has been a chaotic situation and underscore the very real courage of the unsung men and women who put their lives at risk to serve this nation's interest in those areas. let me say i respect what you have done during your tenure as second s. secretary of state in representing not only this nation but all of those in our foreign service who are on the diplomatic front line in turbulent and dangerous parts of the globe. it's a reflection of your leadership as well as your patriotism and your abiding belief in the power of our policies to move the world towards democracy, peace and the preservation of human rights. your candor before this committee has been a trademark of your service as secretary of state. i believe every member always welcomed your openness and your cooperation. your letter of de18th to chairman kerry was appreciated by members of both sides as another example of that openness and cooperation. let me say we share your mission here today and that we look forward to a constructive dialogue today to learn from the events that oc
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Jan 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
government. government does help a lot of people get places. we don't agree on that obviously, but -- >> dana: do you think that has s what he has been saying all along? if you compare the 2008 speech to this one, it's the same? >> bob: what i would say in this without sour grapes. in 2008 he tried to break across the gridlock and he didn't get anywhere so now he will go alone. >> eric: a lot of people on the right said he thinks he has a mandate because he was re-elected. his speech sounded like i have a mandate for the next term, the next four years. he talked about gay rights and climb change. weeping entitlement off the table. equal pay and immigration. those are things we'll hear in the next four years. it reads like a liberal agenda, top to bottom, i am going after it and getting it done. too bad, you lost, i won. looks like another victory lap. >> dana: we will get in sound bites later. the parade is still going on and the president and mrs. obama, the girls are in the viewing area. so we will continue to show you that while we get thoughts overall. when you look at the fami
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Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
the senate and put liberals on a key government panel. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ good evening i'm bret baier. major setback today for president obama's effort to stack a key government board with like-minded people but without senate approval. chief white house correspondent ed hyperion a federal appeals court say nothing to the president. over picks for the national labor relations board. a ruling that could have big implications. >> reporter: as he rolled out dennis mcdonough, president obama hoping for a smooth start to the second term. instead, brushed back by a federal appeals court, rulings wherely he violated the constitution last year. >> it was just a huge massive overstep of executive power. unconstitutional power grab. >> it semis from dramatic election year showdown where the president bypassed the senate and put three picks on the national labor relations board, using the recess appointments on january 4, 2012. power the white house continues to defend vociferously today. >> the decision is novel and unprecedented. it contradicts 150 years of practice by democratic an
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Jan 29, 2013 3:00pm PST
but other government agencies. whether or when we go back will depend on the security situation. what kind of, you know, security support diplomats would have. >> bret: on the record with greta begins at 10:00 p.m. eastern. the only remaining republican on the president's cabinet is leighing. transportation secretary ray lahood says he will department as soon as a successor is named. another republican, former senator chuck hagel is nominated for defense secretary. the obama administration has its hands full tonight. over egypt. the country's army chief is warning the nation could implode if violent dissent continues. correspondent connor powell has the latest from jerusalem. >> nearly a week, police and protesters clash on the streets of egypt. protests don't grow. 60 people died since last thursday. mohammed morsi's declaration of martial law failed to contain the crisis. >> examing the state, extremists -- [ inaudible ] >> controversial and effectiv effective. the topic could lead to collapse of egypt, ushering in the widespread bloodshed. this is the largest arab country in the wo
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Jan 29, 2013 12:00pm PST
where they don't trust the government. it's a cultural issue. it is part of the real obstacles we have. the headline is you want illegals to be legal. but the subtext is the infrastructure is also broken, as has been pointed out. a lot of issues are not only cultural, but they are about finances. how much money are we willing to put into the system and make it work better. >> can you imagine trying to go after 11 million people and tax them and fine them? it sounds like a bureaucracy out of control. i want to move to securing the border, which is even more of a hurdle, possibly to get past. what are your ideas on that? >> we have seem a tremendous effort, beginning with boeing's attempt to do the fbi net at the southern border that was a disaster, trying to take technology to put it into the border system was so expensive. we didn't have the right operative platforms and the inir connectivity between mexico and the united states so crucial to try to achieve results. manufacture, what we need to do, once folks are in the country, how do we work with local law enforcement? local pol
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Jan 27, 2013 3:00am PST
a pass? government officials, we report, you decide. >> tucker: it could be a super bowl, why they want to go no booze at all during the biggest game of the year. >> right. >> clayton: and plus we showed you the half court hero, the incredible shot tackled by lebron. >> and half court hooker, he probably enjoyed the hug by lebron. >> and now tackled by taxes, and make $75,000, see if he gets to keep any of it. >> "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> good morning, i hope you had a great weekend. >> clayton: yeah, ainsley earhart here, tucker carlson, ainsley fresh off the return to the gun range down there in texas. >> that was so fun. >> clayton: did you fire an a-47. >> no. >> were you nervous? >> i was down in katy, texas, offering free classes to teachers in the area. the class full of teachers and we interviewed why they were doing that and even though you're not allowed to take guns in flarms yet and hoping that does pass the state of texas. >> you looked great down there and we'll talk more about dianne feinstein's legislation, first to the headlines. >> straight to the h
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
protect themselves against a tyrannical government. now with government getting more powerful and people weaponize themselves, what's happening at the same time more of our tax dollars going to help the government more powerful. somebody has to puzzle that out for me. >> beam me up scotty. dennis kucinich is the first liberal that seems to actually have an understanding of the second amendment. >> well, and the congressman, to his credit, said correctly. the supreme court recognized the second amendment right to bear arms, you have to say what's the aim of the legislation here and the problem with senator feinstein's bill not only is it broader than the 1994 provision the assault weapons ban, they call it an assault weapons ban, but that's not what it is, it goes much further. it would be unconstitutional if this legislation became law the supreme court would strike it down as unconstitutional. sean, there's another thing here that we have to be really, really concerned with and that is the political move of what's happening. do you remember right after the tragedies that took pla
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Jan 23, 2013 3:00pm PST
new government in israel, following the big losses for the laqud party yesterday. new centrist party had a surprisingly strong showing in israel and could force a more earnest push for peace-making with the palestinians. the obama administration is equipping egypt with state-of-the-art weaponry despite the government's open hostility toward israel. shannon bream are telling us what you are spending the equipagess now. >> four american f-16 fighter jets are in egypt as a foreign age pact that some republican lawmakers believe should be reconsidered. in light of history of anti-semitic remarks by mohammed morsi. former head of the muslim brotherhood. >> we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred toward the jews. and all those who support them. >> morsi mocked president obama after his 2009 cairo speech. >> he uttered many lives he couldn't have fulfilled a single word even if he were sincere, which he is not. >> the military aid package part of a deal struck with then egyptian president hosni mubarak in 2010 includes 16 f-16 and 200 tanks. some member of congr
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Jan 22, 2013 3:00am PST
the government. we will report. you will decide. >>brian: one guy i know does buy it. it looks like he'll have his media in the corner with the president of the united states. this network executive heard an article telling the president to pulverize and destroy republicans. you can go for their throats. we see him sunday with bob schieffer. we can't make this up. we'll review it only for you on "fox & friends." >>steve: it is the coldest day of the winter so far here in new york city. that is why it was a good decision to go indoors today. >>gretchen: you know even though i grew up in minnesota, i hate the cold weather. so let's pretend it is 90 degrees and go for it. >>brian: yesterday 600,000 people happy yesterday was a little warmer. it was at a minimum 800,000 shy from four years prior. the balls that followed, the parade that ensued. it's always a great day in america. >>gretchen: for me, beyonce. i see that you and i slept together again last night. >>brian: do you mean purple? >>gretchen: sure. let's do headlines. three americans were unfortunately killed in that deadly hos
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Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm PST
when you have a big, bloated government, and now medicare is saying, oh, we don't know how to recuperate the funds. we don't have the tools or database, so it's just frustrating and disappointing to see the government throw away our money. >> there was a story about a year or so ago where the irs was sending checks to inmates that didn't deserve checks as well. >> exactly. what this shows is that washington isn't really serious about fixing our debt issue. because medicare is one of the biggest driving forces of our long-term national debt. if they were serious they would try to eliminate this waste and fraud, and what is frustrating is for young people like me, who we pay into the system, we're funding it, and the money isn't being saved for us. it's being spent right now. so not only are we paying for a program that is unsustainable, but the government is spending our money and giving it to people who don't deserve it. >> $120 million, people are saying, what's 120 million when the government spends $2.3 trillion. you have to start somewhere. >> exactly. all these things add
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Jan 25, 2013 2:00pm PST
. leaving that aside, if we get closer to parliamentary type of government. both sides went to extreme. if you're john boehner and may be more reasonable than the caucus and obama may be more reasonable than the caucus they can't get them to to it for bipartisanship. every year this is more polarized. >> eric: every president in the second term, most moved to the center. ronald reagan and bill clinton and george moving to center. this is going the other way. far left. >> the difference of this one versus a republican. view asked him what his favorite color was. we have video and audiotape of the press lining up the questions they were going to attack him with. i ask this and you ask that. hypocrisy over the way they treat the right and the left. >> dana: the truth is they don't think it's obama's fault. they think it started with president bush. >> greg: but a republican would find them as extremist. >> bob: house of representatives are the most polarized of all the caucuses. thank hillary clinton, benghazi, the division and the -- >> andrea: they should talk about the things we talk about
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
societies' ills could be cured through government alone. but it was a prelude to wonders of the collection action by which he meant government action. on gay rights, climate change. voters op regulation, immigration reform and gun control. only saying he would support the spread of democracy worldwide, which is the george w. bush freedom agenda. by failing to swear off the use of drone attacks did he say anything likely to disappoint the base on the left. the president is a man of the left. after today, the departure from the orthodoxy should fool no one. >> bret: still, you have the republican house, that stands really in the way of what could be a very liberal agenda for the progressive agenda. and in the "state of the union" address on february 12, probably get the shopping list of things that he wants to really get done. down in the weeds. to get that done you have to reach across the aisle at some point. >> you do. unless, your purpose is to make war. fight. believe the country will stand with you. with both houses in the same, in control of the party you ram through your a
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Jan 21, 2013 8:00am PST
privileges of a fuel, or the rule of the mob. they gave to us a republic, a government of and by and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed. for more of the 200 years we have had. we have learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half buried. we made ourselves a new and we vowed to move forward together. together we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to see travel and commerce. schools and colleges to train our workers. together we discovered that a free market only works with your competition and fair play. together we resolve that a great nation must care for it the vulnerable and protect its people from life's worst hazards and misfortunes. to it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority. nor have we succumb to the fictions that ills can be cured through government alone. our celebration of a nation, and enterprise, our insistence on hard work and personal responsibility. these are constant in our character. we have always understood that when
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Jan 27, 2013 9:00am PST
messages from the iranian government about whether or not her husband would be released. i am bream -- shannon bream. this group has been fighting, trying to help the pastor with this case. jordan, thanks for coming in. was the sentencing expected? how was this playing out? >> yesterday, we knew, we had got know a weird comment from a close family friend, the guy willing to put up the bail and it was denied, 20 times. it was a joke, but he kept trying to make that point. final he, the court told him, you do this again, we are going on raid your house and you will end up in prison and we will ruin your business. he goes to the court, their first day of business is saturday there, fully operational. yesterday, to get his documents back that he had put down to start the bail process -- he said, okay, i can't risk my family for this anymore. the court assistant, basically who, runs this, the administrator, the right-hand man of the hanging judge, tells him, bail's not important. his lawyer needs to come here tomorrow because we may just release him. we knew, the family friend knew it wa
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Jan 26, 2013 4:00pm PST
show that if given the chance, we can govern. we have better ideas. >> you know, the fact is, that we are not in the wilderness. republicans control the house and most state houses. >> molly live with us tonight. molly, congressman ryan said that republicans will have a stronger argument in the president's second term, why >> because he said that now republicans can show voters what actually happens when the president's agenda is implemented. >> in the president's first term we argued against big government in theory n second term, we'll argue about big government in practice it is not a bill. it is 13,000 pages of regulation and growing and implemented. this year the law will restrict our ability to use flexibility pending account . restrict life saving devices. >> paul ryan said republicans should be prepared for the president to delejet myself them and urged them to be smart in the battles they pick. >> molly as we watch the news unfold on saturday, it was obvious that ryan is not the only person talking about this. is this a broader gop reset? >> the republicans are finding the
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Jan 22, 2013 10:00pm PST
. i've never been alive where there is a genuine viceral fear of action by government against individuals. >> it's my hope that the president will finally be willing to do what republicans have been asking him to do since his first inauguration four years ago. >> i'm very glad that they-- i want to congratulate the house for directing people's attention to the failure of the senate under leader reid to bring us a budget to the floor. >> we support the idea that that ought not to be a political football that by becoming that, does damage to our economy. >> without any question, obama's real objective is not just obamacare, but it's to eliminate any political opposition, to just wipe them off the map and the media is now telling them not only will they help, but offering advice how to do it. >> who does that look like to you? >> for the past couple of weeks, this is how we've heard about jodi arias. >> do you know who that is? >> it looks like jodi. >> prosecutors working as hard as they can to send her to death row, but tonight, we hear about jodi in a different way. it happens here, her h
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Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
an economics teacher in charleston. turner will fight for more freedom and less government. so our families will have a secure tomorrow. conservative teddy turner for congress. >> bill: what! conservative teddy turner? he joins us now from charleston. are you kidding me? how did you get to be a conservative with such a liberal father? >> my dad asks me that all the time, bill, i tell you four years of military college at the sit del and two years in the soviet union, if that doesn't make you a conservative nothing will. and watching a little bit of fox nothing will, either. when you were raised your father ted turner, he wasn't as liberal as he is now, i understand. correct? >> no, my dad was pretty tough. he did 8 years of military school. he was in the coast guard. we had -- there was no sleeping in on the weekends. we did white glove inspections. dad was tough. he made us work hard. learn the value of a dollar, all the things that our dads should be doing today. >> >> bill: did he discuss politics with you when you were growing up? >> oh, absolutely. our dinner conversations wer
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Jan 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
united states government has absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> jeanine: and, by the way, you're right -- it would not have made a difference if you hadn't misled us about it in the first place. by the way, did anyone of you guys out there actually hear her answer the question about the video? >> ooh, i love to tap dance... >> jeanine: now, we know 25 to 30 people were evacuated from benghazi. here's hillary's answer to whether or not she tried to find out from them what happened. >> i waited until after the investigation had been done because i did not want there to be anybody raising any issue that i had spoken to anyone before they conducted their investigation. >> jeanine: really? since there was no mention of an actability review board until 8 days after the massacre, you are saying for those eight days, you did not try to find out what happened at the consulate? oh, yeah, i forgot -- you didn't have to ask what happened -- you were watching it in realtime. right? >> there was no realtime -- we got the surveillance videos some
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
progressive side and tried to draw a bound between the government ruled by elite and ruled by a mob and he talked about the government that we won which is infrastructure, education, regulation and the good things and recognize the government can't solve all the problems, i thought that was a reaching out, if you will, a shout to the tea party right that's rejectionist. >> as we saw in pennsylvania, and professional that morning there's so much of this willingness to win the election by the republicans, they know they're headed into trouble. many like lebanon, take the fences down. okay, we're never going to be popular again so we're going to have to rig it. >> sean: so it's the gettysburg address, obama. republicans are going to have to steal elections. that's how bad nbc's gotten, that's the coverage. >> a couple of points about this quote, unquote news network and this quote, unquote newsman. on the gettysburg address, chris mathews has it it exactly wrong. he has the opposite. the gettysburg address was an attempt at healing of nation' wounds at the end of the civil war. obama's speech
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Jan 29, 2013 8:00am PST
. right now the egyptian government is dealing with another day of violent protests. at least 52 people are dead and the head of the army is warning that the political turmoil is putting the state on the verge of collapse. president mohammed morsi declaring a state of emergency which includes a curfew in some cities. meanwhile police are clashing with demonstrators in cairo, using tear gas to break them up and arresting protesters who tried to storm a popular hotel. conor powell has all the latest on this story from jerusalem. hi, conor. >> reporter: patti ann, the protests entered their sixth day and they continue to be very violent. now the anger on the street stems from the slow pace of reforms both politically and economically and making matters worse, over the weekend on sunday night, president morsi introduced martial law into three cities including the major shipping hub of suez. the morsi defended the emergency law calling it necessarily but it is eerily similar to the one that ruled egypt for three decades during the hosni mubarak era. egyptians are increasingly complaining tha
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Jan 26, 2013 7:30am PST
bear responsibility for this. if you're going to elect by the government and put republicans in the house and going to let one of the most liberal presidents since fdr and keep harry reid running the senate and this is what you're going to get and you know, it's hard to feel sorry for the american people on this issue when you put them back into the presidency barack obama, who ignored, ignored his own deficit panel on recommendations. on the other thing, as a tactical matter, the republicans punting, i think it's a smart thing. you know, i think if they're going to really go to battle on this thing, they've got to get their acts together and have a game plan. because i'm telling you-- >> get their ax-- >> and if we default, this country is going to go through some major, major issues, and government's going to stop working and that's going to affect a lot of people. and we have not been through, when two-thirds of the federal government has shut down. >> adam, adam, this is it, charlie put it it in a nutshell, the scare tactic, that we're obligated to this mountain of debt until it
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Jan 23, 2013 8:00am PST
have designs on overthrowing existing government, even these new islamist governments of controlling territories of the so although there has been the decimation of core al qaeda in the afghanistan, pakistan region, we do have to contend with the wannabes and the affiliates going forward. >> thank you, madam. >> senator udall. >> thank you, mr. chairman and thank you, madam secretary, for being here and it's great, great to see you today. you have been, i think, a real dedicated public servant for this country and your travels around the world, as many have talked about it. the millions miles you've put on and all the countries you visited and i think you've been to many countries where they have never had a secretary of state. i've seen first-hand when i've been to many of these countries the difference it makes to have you there on the ground. so i first of all just want to thank you for that and i know it does take a toll but you are incredibly dedicated to that. secondly, it's great to see you here in good health, smiling and engaging with all of us. and i want to add to the list
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Jan 24, 2013 10:00pm PST
abdeane says the iranian government prognosis promises and agreed. and she says she was blind sided by her husband's current arrest, he was arrested for attempting-- >> dead spin.com reported there was no girlfriend and that manti te'o was part after hoax and he was the victim even though he stuck to it even after learning of hoax. >> girl i committed myself to died on september 12th and now i get a call on december 6th and saying that it's a lie and i'm going to be put on national tv later and ask the same questions. what would you do? >> all that and much more ahead, but first, many lawmakers questioning why the u.s. would send 16 highly advanced f-16 fighter jets to egypt since egypt's new president morsi has had harsh words for america. egypt's president morsi saying that president obama was clear when he uttered her empty words on the land of egypt. he uttered many lies which he could not have fulfilled a single word even if he were sincere which is he is not and president morsi has uglier words for our closer ally israel, nurse our children, grandchildren on hatred toward those z
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Jan 26, 2013 2:00pm PST
second inaugural address but we are getting closer and closer to a parliamentary-type government. both sides have gone way to the extremes. and if you are john boehner and can't -- maybe more reasonable than his caucus, and barack obama may be more reasonable than his caucus they can't get them to come together and do any bipartisanship and every year it gets more polar raiizepolarized >> most of the other presidents, clinton and bush going to the center, in the second term and, he is different, he's going far left and, when the view had asked obama what his favorite color was and you think -- dana, when mitt romney, when the press -- he was going to do a press event and we have video, audio tape of the press actually lining up, the questions they were going to attack him with, i'll ask this and you ask that. different press organization lining up to attack mitt romney. just, completely hypocrisy, over the way they treat the right and the left into the thing about out poll, truth be told, the media, stay until the blame president bush for the polarization and don't think it is pr
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Jan 22, 2013 8:00am PST
group or csg. these are composed of experts on terrorism across government agencies and make recommendations to the deputies who assist the president's cabinet in formulating a response to crises involving terrorism. there was an attempt from the outset it seems by officials at the state department and elsewhere to downplay this as a terrorist attack against americans and it's not clear why, because these teams, and the fast team of marines from rota, spain were not sent to benghazi. as a result the f.b.i. could not enter the benghazi consulate for 24 days. that prevented them from doing crucial work on the ground in benghazi that would have helped them get to the bottom of who was responsible for this attack. >> reporter: what remaining questions do you have about the conclusions of the accountability review board, that is a committee headed by admiral mike mullen and former ambassador thomas pickering about mistakes made in benghazi. >> reporter: wong of the recommendone of the questions we have is they say they interviewed 100 witnesses and officials who were involved that
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Jan 24, 2013 2:00am PST
about government. seems like a necessary lesson. we will have you brew on that in a moment. first a look at the gas prices. national average 3.32 unchanged from yesterday. lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just he to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >> good morning to you. it is quarter after the hour. here's what you missed while you were sleeping. junior seau is now hitting the nfl with a lawsuit. his death is the result of head injuries that they hid the danger of. >>> he was criticized for fail to go alert public officials about the botched fast and furious operation. now he is reportedly stepping down from his post at the department of justice. he has been assistant attorney general since 2009 we don't know yet when he will leave. heather? >> days after the second term the administration is equipping egypt with state of the art weaponry. ainsley is joins us with more. >> right now 4 ameri
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Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm PST
overwhelming number of people say they have a warm place to see often thanks to the u.s. government. one man says his home is in disrepair. his name is steve chat ty, a roofer. he says he and his three other family members are living in a rented basement and for the time being, that's the best they can do, and they are grateful for that. when they talk about tent city, they say without it they couldn't have survived. here's what he said. >> this place is basically the best thing that ever happened to us after the storm. they been here since day one. they help everybody in the community, from food, drinks, down to diapers, and you name it. people relied on this place after the hurricane. >> now there is concern this snowstorm expected to arrive in a few hours could be difficult to cope with, especially here with these very fragile tents, and late not forget, winter continues for many more months. >> shepard: yes, it does, david lee, thanks for the work. look at this video crews in northeast massachusetts. icicles forming on their go. they have to watch where they step because water turns
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Jan 23, 2013 7:00pm PST
the responsibility of an organized government to do and i think that's what she kind of told us today. in fact, i think in her answer to one of my questions she said that these militias in the past have proven reliable and in hindsight that's obviously not the case. you take the totality of the questions asked, here is what is clear, you have all of this information come from different sources to the state department. basically saying, libya is dangerous, benghazi is dangerous, in fact so dangerous the other countries pulled their missions out and united states didn't respond sufficient security or extraction to get our people out of there. >> greta: she said a couple of times both here and on the house side that one of the problems that the state department was having that he had either asked nor money and hadn't been authorized or there was some sort of financial problem or she want it transferred from one particular area of the state department to another and i am p ped-- impediments there. is she correct they're underfunded. >> two separate issues. as far as money allocated,
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Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
a long, planned trip to visit turkey and government officials in the u.s. and abroad are now getting involved in her disappearance the family is not waiting about this. they're going overseas to look for her. david lee miller is live in the new york city newsroom with the latest. what do we know about this. >> reporter: she was supposed to return to the united states exactly one year ago today from a vacation in turkey. as you just heard she never arrived. relatives say the staten island, new york, woman was planning to take the trip with a friend who canceled. she was going to take the trip alone and her husband went to turkey to try to find her. before leaving he described the anguish of the last few days. >> don't have appetite. you can't sleep. you wake up crying. your mind is all over the place. even still though, despite all that you, you have a hope, you know and you hold onto that hope. >> reporter: two sons, ages nine and 11 about been told, mommy missed her flight and daddy has gone to get her. her family says it is very unusual for her to disappear without saying a
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